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BULGARIA

THE PEOPLE. THE CULTURE. THE MOUNTAINS.

Bulgaria is situated in Eastern Europe bordering Greece, Macedonia & Romania. An official member of the EU since 2007 Bulgaria has a rich & exciting long history. Beginning in 400BC with the existence of the Thracian civilisation. All the way to the fall of the communist rule in 1989.


Todays Bulgaria has seen many hardships & trivial times behind it. With a now growing popular tourism industry, the country holds its rich culture, taking pride in its traditions & breathtaking nature.

 

THE MOUNTAINS OF BULGARIA

 

RILA MOUNTAINS

Located in south western Bulgaria the Rila mountain range is the highest mountains in the Balkan Peninsula. The Balkan Peninsula includes the landmass across from Bulgaria, Serbia, Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Slovenia to name a few. 
The highest peak Musala at 2925m is one of many spectacular peaks to hike as the 7 lakes in the Rila mountain range abundant in glacial lakes, accompanied by local chamois passing its a breathtaking location for single & multi day hiking. Also a world class rock climbing location.

PIRIN MOUNTAINS

The dramatic granite & marble peaks of the Pirin mountains are strikingly unique to the Balkans and hosts as a superb multi day hiking destination. The summit of Vihren peak is the third highest peak in the Balkan Peninsula. The mountain range is abundant in glacial lakes & ridge line hiking.
Cosy mountain huts located throughout the mountain range makes multi day hiking a pleasure. The rich wildlife is protected by Pirin National Park & is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

RHODOPE MOUNTAINS

The Rhodope mountains are situated in South Eastern Bulgaria, with 80% of the Rhodope in Bulgaria & 20% lies in Greece as it serves as a border between the two countries.
Notable for its limestone karst cave formations, deep river gorges, forested mountain hillsides & multitude of ancient Thracian archeological sites.
Remarkable for its flora & fauna inhabited by brown bear, boars, wolf & chamois to name a few of the larger mammals.

STARA PLANINA

Also known as the Balkan Mountains. The range consists of around 30 distinct mountains. In Bulgarian the word balkan (балкан) means "mountain". The Stara Planina range runs 560km from Vrashka Peak on border of Serbia west & runs eastward through central Bulgaria to the Black Sea. The highest peak is Botev peak at 2376m.
Home of Vratsa 350m limestone walls & source of some of the most fascinating limestone karst caves.

WHAT TO EXPECT ?

You may be an adventurous travelling family, crazy best friends or just the casual solo hiking weekend warrior seeking a great adventure in Bulgaria.


Balkan Voyage offers tours with all the sights & mountains. A full experience to your abilities & comfort, that will stay with you forever.

With a short interaction over email let us offer you, your best suited itinerary. 

 
Hiking Pirin Mountains